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Floating House Figurines

Nicole Crock Recreates Her Childhood Homes with Paper Boats

— June 27, 2013 — Art & Design
In her appropriately titled project 'Release,' artist Nicole Crock allows herself to let go of the past with a series of paper boats that are modeled after two homes she lived in during her childhood, as well as other parts of her life.

Each home is intricately designed so that the artist can honor each space, making each construction full of personal significance as well as intimate meaning. Turning the model home figurines into boats, the artist can send them off on the water, watching as they fade away into the distance, a symbolic gesture of releasing memories from the past with only the photos of the project left to document their leaving.

Nicole Crock lets viewers empathize with her paper boats by making them part of this spiritually cathartic project.
Trend Themes
1. Paper Boat Art - The trend of creating art using paper boats presents opportunities for artists to explore themes of nostalgia and letting go.
2. Symbolic Gestures - The trend of using symbolic gestures in art allows for emotional expression and connection with viewers.
3. Personalized Art - The trend of creating art that reflects personal experiences and memories allows artists to connect with their audience on a deeper level.
Industry Implications
1. Art and Design - Artists can leverage the trend of paper boat art to create unique and meaningful pieces that resonate with viewers.
2. Therapeutic Services - Therapeutic services can incorporate the trend of using symbolic gestures in art to facilitate healing and emotional release.
3. Photography and Documentation - The trend of creating personalized art can provide opportunities for photographers and documentation services to capture and preserve meaningful moments and stories.
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